Is Polygamy an attack on the institution of marriage? Discussion on Quora

A noteworthy discussion, with some people making points of high-level quality, took place recently on Quora:

http://www.quora.com/Marriage/Is-polygamy-an-attack-on-the-institution-of-marriage

I particularly liked the answer of Guy Taylor from which i quote an excerpt here, because it sums up so well how nonsensical the arguments of the conservatuves are that there is an “eternal” (i.e. neverchanging) institution of marriage that is endangered today by same-sex marriage and demands to legalize polygamy:

“Monogamy, polygamy, polygyny, polyandry, polygynandry and promiscuity (represented by Open Marriage and Serial Polygamy) are mating systems explored by studies like Ethology.and Anthropology.
Marriage is a Legal or Civil institution,a Cultural institution and a Religious institution.
Each geopolitical region and each culture has its own unique form of traditional institutions such as marriage. Over the centuries history records that tradition is far from eternal.”

 

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Notice: This article is translated – and some contents might have been added or left out to better meet the needs of an international audience – from an original article on one of my german websites Viktor-Leberecht.de or Polygamie-ist-gut-fuer-sie.de (engl:Polygamy is good for you). How i do my translations. Last updated: August 12, 2012 at 16:40 pm © Viktor Leberecht All rights reserved. Please feel free to share my content on Social-Sharing-Services. What do you think? Leave a comment here. For your convenience you may either use the integrated comment system of wordpress in the first comment field, or if you prefer you may post with your Google+ account in the second comment field. You may also send me a question through the contact form or the FAQ.

About Viktor Leberecht 138 Articles
Viktor Leberecht is my pseudonym for my work as a free lance author. I work to ensure that the freedom to freely choose the form of marriage and family is recognised as a human right and that the voluntarily and knowingly entered-into polygamy is legalized as a form of marriage. You can find information about this on my website www.viktor-leberecht.com and my theses on polygamy and monogamy and much information can be found under the menu section polygamy. I am from Berlin in germany and viktor-leberecht.com is the english version of viktor-leberecht.de.

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